Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I usually enjoy Iles’ books and this one does start fast and hard and for the first few hundred pages you don’t want to put it down.  Somehow Iles gets away from himself and decides to jump the shark by finding a highly improbable way of skipping over the whole trial - not that I wanted to read a couple hundred pages of a trial, but the way the trial happens without the reader experiencing it is more than slightly ridiculous.  A great beginning, but in the long run Iles’ story takes the reader to a pretty trite ending.